These are good points. If it's a diagnosed eating disorder, you probably need proper medical supervision/input, both in terms of diet and in terms of the mind and how you think about food.
Originally Posted by lea
With eating disorder, your hormones will be completely out of whack. You need to get your diet back on track before jumping onto hormones and drugs.
Tracking calories is super useful, an active woman I guess would want to get 1500 calories at least in the day. I aim for 2800-3000 for maintenance (190pound male), a bit more when I workout. If you're recovering and your body needs feeding, I guess up to 2000 calories, perhaps others can help here?
At the gym I go to, there's a girl who is there EVERY time I go, spends about two hours there, doing cardio and yoga with light weights. She has a beautiful face, but weighs I guess around 70pounds (a girl buddy of mine weighs around 105 and is significantly larger than her). It's heartbreaking. The girl is slight anyway, but really needs to put on around 30-40 pounds, but I assume in her mind she needs to keep restricting calories and working out to stay "slim".
Disclaimer: I have read some info about Ray Peat and think it may help me, however if you follow any advice related to Ray Peat you may start spontaneously guzzling OJ and Mexican Coke by the gallon, eating bags of sugar with a spoon, popping aspirins 10 times a day and buying loads of stuff from him that he doesn't sell.